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2022 Audi A8 L launched at Rs 1.29 crore in India | Autocar India

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Audi A8 facelift is available in Four and 5-seat choices; carries over 340hp, 3.0-litre turbo-petrol engine from outgoing automotive.

The 2022 Audi A8 L has been launched in India at a beginning worth of Rs 1.29 crore for the Celebration version trim, going upto Rs 1.57 crore for the Know-how trim. Bookings for the Audi A8 L facelift are already underway throughout dealerships and on the model’s web site for a token quantity of Rs 10 lakh.

  • Audi A8 L facelift will get minor exterior, inside styling updates
  • No diesel powertrain choice
  • Will rival Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 Collection, Lexus LS

Just like the outgoing automotive, the Audi A8 L facelift will likely be bought through the CBU route, and at a beginning worth of Rs 1.29 crore, it prices Rs 31 lakh lower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Rs 11 lakh much less than the BMW 7 Collection, and Rs 62 lakh much less than the Lexus LS.

2022 Audi A8 L: powertrain 

Audi has retained the three.0-litre, turbo-petrol V6 engine with mild-hybrid tech from the outgoing automotive on the A8 L facelift . Producing 340hp and 500Nm of torque, the powertrain is mated to an 8-speed torque converter computerized transmission. Geared up with Quattro all-wheel drive know-how, the A8 L facelift can speed up from 0-100kph in 5.7sec, till it reaches a restricted high pace of 250kph. Nonetheless, in contrast to its rivals, Audi doesn’t supply a diesel or a robust hybrid engine choice on the India-spec A8 L.

2022 Audi A8 L: exterior, interiors, and options

In comparison with the older mannequin, the 2022 Audi A8 L will get a reprofiled entrance finish, with a bolder use of chrome on the mesh sample throughout the grille. One other key change is the implementation of angled air intakes that sit beside the fog lamp housings, now outlined by a redesigned chrome strip. In contrast to its predecessor, which solely got here as a 4-seater, the brand new A8 L will get 5 seats on the Celebration trim, whereas the Know-how trim may be optioned as a 5-seater or 4-seater, with the latter getting a break up rear cabin with two particular person seats.

The A8 L Celebration trim carries over the HD Matrix LED headlights from the outgoing automotive, whereas the Know-how trim comes geared up with the brand new Digital Matrix LED headlights. The brand new headlight system within the Know-how trim initiatives particular person beams of sunshine from micro-mirrors, which enhance visibility even whereas cornering and in addition stop blinding oncoming drivers. The luxurious limo now comes commonplace with new 19-inch dual-tone alloy wheels and rear OLED tail-lights.

Whereas it carries over the usual air suspension from its predecessor, the Know-how trim comes with the choice to improve to predictive air suspension and all-wheel steering. The predictive air suspension system makes use of the entrance digicam to examine the highway for imperfections and adapts accordingly. It could additionally enhance or lower the journey top of the A8 L by 50mm for simple ingress and egress.

The facelifted A8 L sees minimal adjustments on the within and continues with the dashboard-mounted 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, which controls navigation and media, together with the 8.6-inch show positioned proper under that homes the local weather management and seating capabilities. Just like the outgoing model, the 2022 A8 L will get two further 10.1-inch infotainment screens on the again for rear passengers that run on the up to date MIB Three software program, as seen on worldwide variations.

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